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Rachel Lake


Substance Use Disorders and COVID-19


With over 90% of the population in a mandated lockdown, anxiety and mental health concerns are spreading throughout the U.S. These unprecedented circumstances seem to provoke a dangerous response, including rising instances of substance use. According to recent reports from ABC News, communities in NY, FL, and OH are reporting a spike in drug- or alcohol-related ambulance calls. This post will address these concerns and offer tips for developing healthy coping mechanisms during isolation.


Rachel Lake


  • substance use
  • anxiety
  • recovery
  • Links

  • https://abcnews.go.com/US/officials-worry-potential-spike-overdose-deaths-amid-covid/story?id=70149746
  • https://www.verywellmind.com/support-for-mental-health-and-addiction-issues-during-covid-19-4801794
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html